Re: Derek Roddy here!
I'm not much of a metal guy (I suck at double bass), but I have become a fan of yours over the years. I think it's great that you are so helpful and encouraging to young drummers and give great advice. I've read several interviews and articles on you and just want to say I think you're a class act (not to mention a kickass drummer!!)
I'll never be able to do half the things you do, but it's nice to listen to a metal drummer with TASTE, FEEL, AND TECHNIQUE!! (very rare in my opinion!)